This DIY St. Patricks Day greenie box takes only a few minutes to put together and will definitely let your friends know that you feel lucky to have them.
My little sister recently left on a mission for our church and since she is the baby of our family (spoiled) and one of my best friends, I have been having so much fun creating themed boxes to send her. This month, I went ahead and put together a green themed box letting her know just how lucky we are to have her. The green worked on two levels, both for St. Patricks Day and because new missionaries are called “greenies”. While any green packaged products work great, I wanted to include some other things rather than just food.
I began by reusing my Love With Food monthly box. I lined it with white tissue paper and gold paper from Teresa Collins Design like we used in our chubby bunny party. I then added some green easter grass that I got in the Target dollar bin for $1. Next I put in a cute checkered dish towel and notepad that I found in the Target dollar bin. The towel was part of a two pack for $1 so only cost me $0.50. The notepad was $3, so not too bad. My sister is a foodie (it runs in the family) but she really enjoys healthy food and asked that we not send her a bunch of candy. While I realize cereal and granola bars aren’t super “healthy”, they aren’t candy either so I thought they would be good. I was excited to find the limited edition lucky charms that include clover & gold marshmallows. They were on sale for $2.99 and were labeled gluten-free. Please note though that they are not made with certified gluten-free oats. The same goes for the Nature Valley granola bars. If you have celiac disease, it is always best to only consume dedicated gluten-free oats. The Hidden Valley ranch packet is also labeled gluten-free and I thought she would like it for making a quick and easy dinner or some veggie dip. I decided to include a savory KIND bar, a package of my favorite gum and just two gold chocolate coins as well. Lastly, I put in a cute Families are Forever keychain that she could give away to a family they meet. Of course a package wouldn’t be complete without a personalized note. My boys actually made everything on their own and I loved it! On the card, my oldest stamped his fingerprints in different shades of green. I then wrote a note from all of us inside. I really hope she enjoys her DIY St. Patricks Day Greenie box or “Lucky to Have You” package and I hope you all enjoy making one of your very own! Tell me, what else would you include in this green box?
Even our dog Izzie wanted to see what this St. Patricks Day greenie box was all about. I literally couldn’t keep her away from it during the photo shoot. She kept creeping into as many photos as she could. So, in other words, this box is people and puppy approved. 😉